Following Band of Brothers and The Pacific, the critically acclaimed and highly popular WWII miniseries of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, everyone has been waiting with bated breath for the third part of the trilogy, Masters of the Air. But the waiting seems to be last forever.

We first read about Masters of the Air back in 2012. Then in 2013 HBO announced that it was developing the miniseries, focusing on the U.S. Army Air Forces’ Mighty Eight Air Force. But then nada. 

But then, in October 2019, HBO announced that they had sold the rights of the miniseries to Apple TV which will develop the series and publish it on Apple TV+. 

The Bloody and Valorous History of the Mighty Eighth

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A Group of B-17 of the 100 Bomb Group during WWII. (Worldwarphotos.com)

The Mighty Eighth Air Force was established as the VIII Bomber Command on January 19, 1942, and activated at Langley Field, Virginia on February 1. While crews were training in the United States, an advance party was getting facilities prepared in England.